Family Fun in Springfield

We went on a family fun trip to Springfield, IL our capital. The reason for this trip was for Kelsey to compete with her cheer squad in a competition. I was excited at the chance to go and see our state capital and visit the Lincoln Museum which I had heard so much about.

We arrived at 7pm on Saturday eve and knew we were in for a fun filled week when the screaming, jumping, hugging started the minute we walked into the hotel as Kelsey ran into other team mates. We had a nice dinner in the hotel and called it a night early so we could take advantage of the morning before the competition.
We started the morning with a great breakfast at a little restaurant called "Tea Thyme". A small cozy restaurant with one of the friendliest waitresses I have ever had. This was a great way to start out one of the coldest days of the year. We then went on to tour Lincoln's home. We got to see how Lincoln lived before the white house.
Back to the hotel to get ready for the competition. Kelsey got ready and met up with her team for some last minute coaching and practice.
They competed around 3 in the afternoon and took first place in their division:-) We were all thrilled!
Next morning on to the Lincoln Museum. What a wonderful place. We all learned things we never knew about Lincoln and the presentations were unbelievable. Here I begged the girls to pose with the wax figures of the family. Kelsey was too "creeped out " to stand by them, but Courtney said she would. I think the picture speaks for itself (click on picture to see larger).

We headed home after the museum with a quick stop to Cozy Dog for hot dogs on a stick a famous spot of old Rt. 66. What a fun excursion, a big thanks to the cheer competition that brought us there.

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